Weekly Feature



July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Construction of pocket park begins next week

Amherst and Williamsville officials held a groundbreaking event on Monday to outline plans for the construction of a new pocket park on the west side of the Williamsville Library at 5565 Main St.  More...

‘Walk Back in Time’ offered through Saturday

Self-guided walking tours of Main Street stores will be sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association with “Walk Back In Time.”  The event, to be held through Saturday, July 13, is co-sponsored by the Village of Williamsville H More...

Retrouvaille offers alternative to counseling

Problems in a marriage are not easy. Counseling may be recommended, but there are some couples who say Retrouvaille was the only thing that saved their marriage.  More...

Police Blotter

‘Obnoxious’women ushered from hotel

Monday, July 1   • A resident of Longleat Parkway reported that youths were in the backyard of her property climbing trees and causing branches to break. She called dispatch a few minutes later to say they had fled the area.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor in error on zoning facts

Pardon me, but Supervisor Weinstein’s column concerning “incorrect facts” about the Iskalo Hyatt was incorrect and incomplete.  More...

School, town should rethink gym plan

Sacred Heart proposes building an inexpensive, unattractive new gym in its backyard.  If approved by our elected officials, the quality of our lifestyle and economic value of our homes in historic Eggertsville will be greatly diminished.  More...

Planned gym would hurt neighborhood

Sacred Heart’s plans for a new low-cost gym is undoing decades of harmony and support from its Eggertsville neighbors.  Apparently, the all-girl Catholic school doesn’t enjoy the same financial support received by area Catholic boys& More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle posts honor students

The following Sweet Home Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

On the Campus

St. Lawrence University student Kyle M. Plimpton, of East Amherst, was awarded the St. Lawrence University 2013 Internship Fellowship.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Davis Financial sets estate planning event   Davis Financial will hold an estate planning workshop at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 12, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Rowing club makes centennial splash with invitational regatta

After 100 years, spectators can still see shells slicing through the water of the Black Rock Channel.  From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Community association schedules garden walk

The Harlem-Kensington-Cleveland Community Association will hold its 11th annual Snyder-CleveHill Garden View from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The garden view will include tours of 25 private and public gardens in Snyder and Cleveland Hill. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Race Car Fun from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Make your own race track for toy cars.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 11   More...

Performance

sat. 13   Sylvia Browne — The psychic will make an appearance at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s Seneca Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 11   The Thursday at Canalside Concert Series continues with G. Love and Special Sauce, with special guests the Joy Formidable, at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, Buffalo; Free. More...

Traffic signal connects with electrical wire, falls to ground

An electrical line came in contact with a traffic signal last week at North Bailey Avenue and Eggert Road, causing the signal to crash to the ground.  (See editorial on page four)  Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said the incident co More...

Old Home Days continues through Friday

Old Home Days will continue its 36th annual festival through Friday, July 12, featuring midway rides and entertainment for adults and children.  Live music is scheduled to be held each night in Island Park in the band shell and in the beer tent. More...

Editorial

Picture Main Street’s focus becoming reality

Bee Editorial

Less than two years ago, in November 2011, the Williamsville Village Board established the Picture Main Street planning committee and appointed its members.  The committee immediately began working on ideas of what Main Street in the village sh More...

Spindle items

• OLD HOME DAYS — It’s difficult to believe that the year is more than half over. It’s also unbelievable that it is already Old Home Days week. The event is one of my favorite annual events in the community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 12, 1888   The Grand Army of the Republic Post attended church at the Disciples last Sunday as a body.  The hay crop is very poor in our locality.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the man jaywalking across Main Street in the village with the child on his shoulders, I’m sure you’d be suing the driver of the car, the car manufacturer, the town and probably the state if you got hit. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca G. Lasch, language and religion teacher

Rebecca G. Lasch (nee Fishburn), 56, of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013.  Mrs. Lasch was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on April 30, 1957, and the family moved to Amherst in 1959. More...

Richard E. McPherson, automotive ad expert

Richard E. McPherson, of Holiday, Fla, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, July 4, 2013.  Mr. McPherson worked for the Buffalo Courier Express for 32 years before it closed. More...

Death Notices

WHITE, Clinton F., of Amherst, died Sunday, June 30, 2013. Mr. White is survived by one daughter, Judith Mann; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. A funeral service was held July 10 in the Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Town of Amherst athletes seek gold

World Maccabiah Games

Michael Shatkin, Jake Rosen, Josh Bluman and Ben Sharf will be celebrating their Jewish heritage on an international stage later this month.  All four Town of Amherst natives will participate in the 19th World Maccabiah Games July 17-30 in Israe More...

Lamm Post Baseball wins holiday doubleheader

Due to poor weather, Lamm Post Baseball (9-4, 6-3) only played three of seven games scheduled last week and won two of them.  The team’s two victories came on Independence Day in its annual holiday doubleheader against Tonawanda Post at Ve More...

Senior Tennis League still going strong

When Stan Kent began the Senior Tennis League in 1969, he was a young man instructing older players on the finer aspects of the game.  Kent, 75, now counts himself among the senior citizens and serves as the league’s president.  More...

Business

Any Time Fitness makes gains with weight-loss challenge

Creating its own twist on the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” Any Time Fitness waged its own weight-loss challenge for members. More...

Chamber of Commerce to offer ‘Business After Hours’ event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking event, Business After Hours, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

NEW IDENTIFICATION

— Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs, left, assists Asbury Pointe residents Jean Hutchinson and James Butler in obtaining their enhanced indentification on July 1 at the Northtown Auto Bureau More...